One of the funny facts I’ve noticed about motivation is that you don’t actually need to be motivated to start working. Sometimes you might have thoughts such as “I don’t feel like working now”, “I’ll do that tomorrow” or “I’ll wait until I’m motivated and start after that”. It’s like you might think that you first need to get motivated, and after that – you are ready to start working.
It’s exactly the opposite.
When you start working (whether you feel like it or not) you will notice a strange thing happening: as soon as you start working on with your goals, you’ll start to feel motivated. As you see the progress and finish task after task, you’ll feel even more motivated to continue. I believe this is true for almost any kind of work that’s at least somewhat important to you.
This is surely one of the best medicines for lack of motivation. For more tips on motivating yourself, see also the following articles have one computer free day every week and 14 ways to motivate yourself.